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Limb-threatening compartment syndrome: A rare complication of dengue fever

Kamisan, Saiful Azlan and Kow, Ren Yi and Mor Japar Khan, Ed Simor Khan and Ibrahim, sa'adon (2018) Limb-threatening compartment syndrome: A rare complication of dengue fever. International eJournal of Science Medicine and Education, 12 (3). pp. 30-32. ISSN 2231-8194

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Dengue fever, a common mosquito-borne disease in Malaysia, has a wide range of clinical presentations. Dengue shock syndrome, a potentially fatal complication of dengue, is associated with derangement of numerous haematologic markers. A compromised coagulation profle, coupled with a traumatic incident may lead to a serious haemorrhagic complication. We present a rare complication of acute compartment syndrome of the right upper limb in a 17- year-old gentleman who was admitted for decompensated dengue shock syndrome after an unsuccessful attempt of venous cannulation. An emergency fasciotomy was performed and the right upper limb was salvaged albeit with ulnar nerve and radial nerve palsy.

Item Type: Article (Case Report)
Additional Information: 5579/70971
Uncontrolled Keywords: Limb-threatening, compartment syndrome, compartment syndrome
Subjects: R Medicine > RD Surgery > RD701 Orthopedics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Department of Orthopaedics, Traumatology & Rehabilitation
Kulliyyah of Medicine
Depositing User: DR ED SIMOR KHAN KHAN
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2019 15:21
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2019 15:21
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/70971

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